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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 9897
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Laister LP-15
Registration: N8EM
C/n / msn: N-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tucson, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:KRYN
Destination airport:KRYN
The aircraft was an experimental sailplane of which only 15 were constructed. It featured aileron control quick disconnects to allow the wings to be removed so the plane could be stored or transported by trailer.

Prior to the accident flight, the aileron control quick disconnects were not reconnected. The pilot did not perform a control check, which would have revealed the omission. During the initial climb, control was lost, and the sailplane impacted terrain.


Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
24-Apr-2019 07:38 PiperOnslaught Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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